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  • Summary: Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    100
    It's everything I wanted it to be, and Melee's true successor. [Issue#257, p.60]
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    100
    With Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo offers a meticulous and generous game, technically stunning and with an indestructible replay value, whether playing alone or with friends, in local or online multiplayer. If entertainment is a science, Smash Bros. for Wii U deserves the Nobel.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    98
    Some thirteen years after Melee’s release, Nintendo has finally formulated an experience which compares appreciably to the masterpiece that we all love (and many of us still play). Whether for fun or for glory, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the follow-up Smash fans have been anticipating since.
  4. Nov 19, 2014
    92
    If you want a fighting game that is easy to get into and even easier to enjoy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only fighting game you need to have.
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. is dressed with Nintendo’s best tradition and makes each combat frenetic and a page of the company's history.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an expertly crafted, deep fighter that is a pure joy to play no matter your skill level.
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    The core mechanic from the original game is still there, but it feels more refined and polished than before. Though the amiibo integration feels like an after-thought it's still a fun party game to play with your friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 486
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8 player smash is awesome) and stages. It is truly a next gen game.
    I think everyone knew this would be hit with awesome review scores however the real test is how much it helps the wii u, and I hope it helps it a lot
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  2. Nov 25, 2014
    10
    This game is the game that i have been waiting for.It takes the best elements of both brawl and Melee and improves upon them. This is theThis game is the game that i have been waiting for.It takes the best elements of both brawl and Melee and improves upon them. This is the best Smash bros game ever made Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2015
    10
    Super Smash Bros For Wii U is AWESOME its by far my favorite smash game it has 50+ CHARACTERS HOLY CRAP THAT'S A LOT it has old characters andSuper Smash Bros For Wii U is AWESOME its by far my favorite smash game it has 50+ CHARACTERS HOLY CRAP THAT'S A LOT it has old characters and new characters and even 3rd party characters like sonic mega man pac-man and ryu overall this game is my wii u game of the year and i will always love it! Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    Its the second coming of jesus,on the one side we can demand the lost adventure mode but in my opinion the gameplay and the charackters areIts the second coming of jesus,on the one side we can demand the lost adventure mode but in my opinion the gameplay and the charackters are the best in the series,also the stages are fine Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2015
    9
    I really can't think of anything bad to say about this game. The only thing that I can't stand is that they removed the story mode but theyI really can't think of anything bad to say about this game. The only thing that I can't stand is that they removed the story mode but they added the cool new classic mode to sorta make up for it. The online mode is great and all except it can get laggy A LOT. Then there are also a bunch of jerks on 1v1 for glory who think they're so cool because they are better at the game. Even when they aren't better and you beat them almost every round they say stuff like "CHEAP", "SCRUB", and "TIERWHORE". It's so annoying and I wish they wouldn't RUIN the game for people online. There could be a little kid just playing online and they meet one of these jerks who call them stuff like this. Good thing there is an option to play with friends online so you don't have encounter these fools. The game is great and I love it a lot but these 1v1 for glory jerks really ruin the game for me and a lot of other people as well. Expand
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    Smash is back, better than ever. The mechanics are much more quick-paced like Melee as opposed to the sluggish Brawl physics. However, whileSmash is back, better than ever. The mechanics are much more quick-paced like Melee as opposed to the sluggish Brawl physics. However, while the core requirements are meant, a few minor things do irk me about this title.

    For one, all but 9 characters are given to you at the start. While that may sound awesome initially, I found the rewarding system of character unlocks was all but gone in this title.

    Secondly, the Classic mode is pretty weird this time around. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but it seems to be some strange battle royale system that's never adequately explained.

    Lastly, and this is the biggest issue, the target smash system. Target smash was in its prime back in Melee when each character had their own, charater-specific stages. In brawl, they pussied out and gave us just a few generic stages that could be played on with any character. But in SSBWiiU, they completely ruin this once mighty minigame. Instead of breaking the targets yourself, you launch a bomb across a field into a group of structures containing targets (sound familiar?). The result is a train wreck of an experience. The glass cage which surrounds your starting platform seldom ever breaks, resulting in all too many infuriating explosions at ground zero. On the off chance that you can actually manage to propel the explosive through the cage, what follows is an underwhelming cutscene of an explosion. The Target Smash in this game just isn't fun; it's a poor man's Angry Birds.

    However, SSBWiiU is filled to the brim and above with content, and anything I haven't mentioned above works flawlessly and provides more entertainment then the past installments put together. It's been a while since I felt so in need of video game time, most games aren't that addicting to me anymore. But this title keeps calling me back. Now if you'll excuse me...
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  7. Mar 16, 2019
    0
    bad street fighter parody . i cant call it even a fight , its only a pushing game to me

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